National Geographic Kids Chapters: Crocodile Encounters: And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals (Library Binding)

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The first in a line of adventures within the "National Geographic Kids Chapters "series, "Crocodile Encounters" will surely prove to be one of the most exciting. Follow along with National Geographic explorer Brady Barr as he crawls into a muddy hole just barely big enough for his shoulders, and comes face to face with thirteen crocodiles Laugh out loud as you learn how to catch a crocodile using shoe laces and underpants. Read in anticipation to find out what happens when you put a 600-lb crocodile on an airplane in just a flimsy wooden crate. These action-packed stories and more will engage readers and inspire them to go out and explore their own world.
Stories include:
- "Undercover Croc," in which Brady "becomes a crocodile," by donning a specially-designed protective croc suit, and infiltrates a group of Nile crocodiles in Tanzania.
- "Toy Story," in which he uses (and loses) a radio-controlled car with video camera, in a hilarious failed attempt to capture a Nile crocodile in South Africa.
- "Deep Dark Den"--in an attempt to relocate a group of crocodiles causing problems to neighboring villagers in Costa Rica, Brady finds himself underground in a deep muddy hole with thirteen angry crocs.
- "Croc in a Box," Brady tries to move a giant, troublesome croc from Uganda safely to an American zoo, but discovers the croc is much stronger than the "sturdy wooden box" that has been built to contain him.

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About the Author

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children. She has written several books in the Let s Read And Find Out Science series, including: WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science s Best Children s Book award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, a Children s Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS Best Children s Book; HOW MOUNTAINS ARE MADE, an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book, DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award

Kathleen was a children s book editor for over ten years before becoming a full-time writer. When she is not reading, researching, writing, or editing she loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing and curating fossils for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, CA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426310294
ISBN-10: 1426310293
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: October 9th, 2012
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: National Geographic Kids Chapters